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GRAMBLING, LA. — GRAMBLING, La. Phillip Crawford and Shawntez Patterson scored 20 points apiece Saturday night to lead Alabama State to a 74-62 victory over winless Grambling State in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.
The Tigers finished the season 0-27, 0-18 in SWAC play.
ASU (10-21, 8-10) beat Grambling 69-56 on Jan. 4. This time, the Hornets took a 31-25 halftime lead, then outscored the Tigers 43-37 in the second half.
Crawford’s 20 points came on 10-of-14 shooting from the field. Patterson made 6 of 12 field goal attempts, including three 3-pointers. Denzel McDaniel added 10 points.
Terry Rose, Grambling State’s leading scorer, scored 19 points.
Alabama State begins play as the fifth seed in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament, which begins March 12 in Garland, Texas. The Hornets will take on Jackson State in the first round of the tournament.
Grambling St. 68,
ASU women 64
Erica Henderson scored 13 points to lead Alabama State (9-10, 7-11 SWAC). The teams will meet again in Garland, Texas, in the first round of the SWAC tournament on March 12.
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